Test Catalog

Test ID: ANPAT    
Anatomic Pathology Consultation, Wet Tissue

Useful For Suggests clinical disorders or settings where the test may be helpful

Obtaining a rapid, expert opinion on unprocessed specimens referred by the pathologist


This test is not useful for suspected hematologic disorders


The consultative practice strives to provide the highest quality of diagnostic pathology, in all areas of expertise, aiming to utilize only those ancillary tests that support the diagnosis in a cost-effective manner, and to provide a rapid turnaround time for diagnostic results.

Reflex Tests Lists tests that may or may not be performed, at an additional charge, depending on the result and interpretation of the initial tests.

Test IDReporting NameAvailable SeparatelyAlways Performed
LEV1PLevel 1 Gross only No, (Bill Only)No
LEV2PLevel 2 Gross and microscopicNo, (Bill Only)No
LEV3PLevel 3 Gross and microscopicNo, (Bill Only)No
LEV4PLevel 4 Gross and microscopicNo, (Bill Only)No
LEV5PLevel 5 Gross and microscopicNo, (Bill Only)No
LEV6PLevel 6 Gross and microscopicNo, (Bill Only)No

Testing Algorithm Delineates situations when tests are added to the initial order. This includes reflex and additional tests.

An interpretation will be provided by Mayo staff pathologists within a formal pathology report that is sent to the referring pathologist.


This test should be used when submitting lung tissue for immunofluorescence, cardiac biopsies, enucleated eye specimens, iris, conjunctiva, cornea and other small eye biopsies for Mayo pathology consultation/interpretation.


Appropriate stains and other ancillary testing may be performed and charged separately.


This test is not intended for suspected hematologic disorders.


Note: Tests requested by the referring physician (eg, immunostains, molecular studies, etc.) may not be performed if they are deemed to be unnecessary by the reviewing Mayo Clinic pathologist. For all pathology consultations, ancillary testing is ordered at the discretion of the Mayo pathologist.


See Pathology Consultation Ordering Algorithm in Special Instructions.

Special Instructions Library of PDFs including pertinent information and forms related to the test

Method Name A short description of the method used to perform the test

Medical Interpretation

NY State Available Indicates the status of NY State approval and if the test is orderable for NY State clients.


Reporting Name Lists a shorter or abbreviated version of the Published Name for a test

Wet Tissue Pathology Consult

Aliases Lists additional common names for a test, as an aid in searching

Pathology Consultation
Wet Tissue
Cardiovascular autopsy
CV autopsy